Down East February 2016 Cover

February 2016

The table of contents from the February 2016 issue of Down East.

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Maine’s Best Breakfasts

Wakey, wakey! Eggs and bakey! We got up early to feast on Vacationland’s 30 best breakfast dishes. (It’s a tough job, but somebody had to do it).

The First Sober Barn Raising in Maine?

We asked O’Chang Comics — the team behind Maine’s cult favorite Temp Tales viral videos — to illustrate an oddball tidbit from a venerable history text. By Hanji Chang and Andy O’Brien


A lobster scientist is iced-in for 34 days on a Maine island during one of the worst winters in recent memory. Can she survive the solitude? And the lack of rum? By Diane Cowan

Plus! Retire in Maine

Our annual retirement supplement, featuring a comprehensive guide to retirement communities in the Pine Tree State.


Where in Maine?

Can you name this charming chapel and the town where it’s found?


The Mail

North by East

Opinions, Advisories, and Musings from the Length and Breadth of Maine

Down East Dispatches

News You May Have Missed

Snowboarding Nomad

Globetrotter Colin Boyd Comes Home to Maine

What’s in a Picture

Nothing to Blubber About


Togue Brawn: Scallop Queen


Living the Maine Life


An Old New House in Farmington


So Many Snowy Owls

Room With a View

Through a Glass Coldly

My Maine

Welcome to Camp Gigi


What to Do in Maine This Month


Vena’s Fizz House


Tumbledown and the Future of Maine-Made Films

From Our Archives

Winter 1960 – What About Bobcats?

On the cover: Cover image styled by Catrine Kelty. Hand lettering by Angela Southern.

Above: Meredith Perdue (home), | Frankhildebrand (owl), Douglas Merriam (drink), Starz Digital Media (film), Mark Fleming and Michael Wilson (breakfast)